The California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) advances inclusive policies that build a prosperous future for all Californians, using policy analysis, advocacy and capacity building to unlock the power of immigrants in California.


The Policy Center, formerly the California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative, was founded in 1996, as California reeled from the ugly aftermath of Proposition 187 and harsh federal copycats.

Our statewide organization helps to develop and support pro-immigrant public policy aimed at improving the quality of life for all Californians. We also provide technical assistance, training and education on immigrant issues.

Our website is a hub of reliable information, advocacy tools, education and research materials regarding California’s immigrants and their economic, social, and demographic impact on our state and nation.